“Synagogue and Sanhedrin”

Bibliographic information:

Litwak, Kenneth D. “Synagogue and Sanhedrin.” In The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Edited by Joel B. Green and Lee M. McDonald, 264-271. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.



This chapter examines what is and is not known about pre-A.D. 70 synagogues and what can be known about the Sanhedrin. Significant focus is placed on disputes over the existence of pre-A.D. synagogues and about the existence of the Sanhedrin.


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